The company is part of a federal investigation targeting potential illegal dealings with Illinois state lawmakers in Springfield. The company’s stock dropped to a year-to-date low Thursday after the latest news in the ongoing legal saga.
Sen. Martin Sandoval’s daughter took in more than $52,000 during failed County Board bid from people and companies later named in federal corruption probe – Chicago Tribune
llinois law makes teacher strikes easiest in Chicago out of 10 largest U.S. school districts – IL Policy
Illinois House Republicans, Democrats unite to condemn Trump yanking troops from Syria – Chicago Sun-Times
House Speaker Mike Madigan dipped into his campaign funds for more than $418,597 in legal fees over the past three months, bringing the total he has spent on lawyers since last year to more than $1.5 million.
The Southwest Side Democrat’s legal headaches heated up in February 2018 amid allegations made by political consultant Alaina Hampton that one of Madigan’s longtime political aides sent her barrages of unwanted texts.
After 98 years in Chicago, Midland Metal Products moves to Hammond without ‘looking back’ -NWI Times
More than half of Illinois' state schools are on the ropes enrollment-wise. Meanwhile, the cost of operating them is going up. Student enrollment at Illinois public universities is down again this year, but state budget outlays for the 11 schools is up.It's not the paradox it seems. Intense competition for students today is forcing states to spend more on recruiting, financial aid and facilities. Illinois has been on the losing end of that battle, with a net outflow of college-bound students in a trend that shows no signs of letting up.
The companies now are being asked for records of communications with state Sen. Martin Sandoval, whose offices were recently raided. It's the second federal subpoena they've received in the past three months.
While Illinois sports betting stalls, Indiana reaps $813K in one month of tax revenue — money ‘we’re not getting’ – Chicago Sun-Times
Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposes consolidation of suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds – Chicago Tribune
State Senate’s top two Dems oppose booting Sandoval from committee post — but others say it’s time – Chicago Sun-Times
Progressive income tax uncertainty likely to put brakes on Illinois’ weak housing recovery – IL Policy
Pritzker Administration Release: A Plan to Revitalize the Illinois Economy and Build the Workplace of the Future
Illinois’ data center tax incentive called ‘corporate welfare’ as governor touts plan – Capitol News IL
UIS/NPR Illinois survey finds more voters feel the state is headed in the right direction overall – UIS
How Teacher Pensions Exacerbate Inequities in Rural and Urban School Districts – TeacherPensions.Org
John Kass: Who’s driving that big federal bus that’s frightening Illinois politicians? His name is Rico. – Chicago Tribune
Teams want protection in exchange for $10 million vig required to launch sports betting at arenas – Chicago Sun-Times
State Rep. Will Guzzardi is preparing a California-style bill that would require firms like Uber to treat staffers as employees and not independent contractors, with pay and benefits to match.
Illinois Senate President Cullerton Withholds Key Details Of Federal Raid On State Sen. Martin Sandoval – WBEZ
Feds sought records involving IDOT employees, evidence of bribery in search of Sen. Sandoval’s office – Sun-Times
FBI agents were looking for evidence of kickbacks in exchange for official actions as well as information related to five Illinois Department of Transportation employees and several lobbyists when they raided the Springfield office of State Sen. Martin Sandoval last week, records show.
Items named in a heavily redacted search warrant released Tuesday include those related to a highway company, a construction company, “any business owned and controlled by Martin Sandoval,” several municipalities and a political organization, among other entities.